What to Expect when You’re 7 Weeks Pregnant
When you’re 7 weeks pregnant, your baby will still only be about the size of a blueberry. It’s a big week for baby development! The arms, hands, and feet will form and it will start to look like a little baby rather than a tadpole. The essential organs, like brain, heart, lungs and intestines are also steadily developing. Facial features like the eyes, nostrils, and mouth are also forming.
Pregnancy Symptoms in the 7th Week
You’ll probably still be experiencing the common signs of pregnancy including tiredness, pressure on the bladder, sore breasts, and pregnancy nausea. It gets hard some days but it’ll be worth it!
Slight weight gain in pregnancy may also start to accelerate and you’ll notice that your clothes feel tighter and your breasts appear larger and fuller. You won’t yet have that pregnancy bump yet, though.
You may also notice a slight pregnancy discharge at this stage. Provided that it’s pale white or clear, it’s perfectly normal in the early pregnancy stages and throughout the weeks of your pregnancy. If it’s particularly thick, has a strong odor, or is coupled with itchiness, it may be a sign of infection and you should consult a medical professional.
Pregnancy Week 7 To Do List
Buy a Bra:
If you haven’t already invested in a supportive and comfortable maternity bra, it’s a really good idea to do so at this stage. Pregnant women really do find they make a huge difference if your breasts are heavy, tingly or painful. Check out reader recommendations for the best maternity bras here.
Take a Nap:
Make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep – being pregnant is hard work for your body and you need to make sure you give it the opportunity to restore the precious energy it needs to grow your baby!
Keep getting all the exercise, fresh water, and nutritional food you can – your baby will thank you! And don’t forget your prenatal vitamins.
Pregnancy Articles and Advice
At 7 weeks pregnant, you still have a few more weeks before you make the big announcement. But you can start planning how you’ll tell your friends and family that you’re pregnant. Whether you go for an extravagant social media bomb, a subtle funny tee shirt or an intimate dinner with your nearest and dearest, there are some seriously cool modern ways you can announce your first pregnancy. We get you started with a few ideas…
Nausea during pregnancy from about week 5 is probably the most common, and most disruptive, symptoms of the first trimester of pregnancy. This article gives useful tips on how to minimize morning sickness so you can get on with life!
Pregnancy weight gain can begin from Week 6 but you aren’t necessarily ready to rush out and buy yourself a whole new maternity wardrobe. We’ve got a few handy tips and tricks (like pants extenders, bar strap lengtheners and belly bands) to keep you in your favorite clothes for just a little longer!